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How to Tie a Prusik KnotThis loop attachment slides easily when itís unweighted, but holds tight when you pull it. Itís a standard climbersí knot thatís perfect for ascending out of a jam (or up a tree).
Text: Kristy Holland
Photos: Andrew Bydlon
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You need two ropes to tie this knot: a standing line and a loop. The standing line must be at least twice the diameter of your loop. We're using an 8 mm climbing rope and a three-foot piece of 550 paracord.